Monday, March 31, 2008

The birthday girl's workshop...

I can now say I am IN my 40's. Last year was kind of exciting hitting the big 4-0 and the year has just zoomed by. So now that I'm 41, I am proud to say in am IN my 40's. *Pause* I still don't feel any different. Maybe just a wee bit smarter... ☺

Well, I would like to offer YOU a gift on my birthday. With any purchase of up to $25 in my Etsy shop , choose one of the following cards for free:
Positivity or Happy Thoughts, Happy Doxie, Bunny Blue, Chick Little, or Sakura in Bloom .

... And - for my blog readers only - purchase more than $25 and pick any 3 cards for free, or a free pair of sushi earrings! Please mention "Blog" in the note to seller at checkout.

Where it all happens...
Now I thought I'd show you where I work. I am lucky enough to be able to work from home (I am a self-admitted mole who can stay home without leaving the house very happily for days on end) and have my own little work space. I feel a little more comfortable with calling it my workspace or workshop, since "studio" makes it sound like I'm an artist or something.

On one side of my little room is my polymer clay and jewellery set-up, which tends to get pretty messy and accumulated with piles. This is after a clean-up, when you can actually see the table surfaces. The added square table for my jewellery assembly and the hardware storage for all my beads and stones was the best investment I made three months ago; before that I had all of this in a huge plastic wheely bin that I was working out of. I had to rummage through containers of beads and pull out the ones I needed, and then put everything back in the bin at the end of the day. Not fun. Very happy with this layout.

This is my paper table, which is also usually covered. Eventually when I have my humungous dream workshop, I will have a sprawling table that is solely for working; right now it also serves as a bit of storage space and paper cutter stand, but it's pretty functional. I think I just have to learn to clean up after every project and not wait for an accumulation of 4 or 5 sittings of mess.

Just next to my paper table are two big storage units for supplies; the third storage unit is out of viewing range, to the right of the recycling box. The recycling box is in front of the closet door, which remains closed at all times to contain a rumbling avalanche.

This is how my tables are laid out. I can just wheel around to whatever station I need to work at. And that's Chibi the cat's little spot at the window on top of the radiator.

Hope you enjoyed my little birthday workshop tour ☺ To work I go!


Cicada Studio said...

Happy Birthday to a fellow Aries! :) I hope you have a most wonderful day in your little work zone. Perhaps you will venture out tonight for a special bite to eat?

tatsuko said...

yup, a special bite to eat is in the plan... :) thanks cicada!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your work space - I love seeing where people create!

High Desert Diva said...

Happy Birthday!

Here's to being 41...(I don't feel any different, either)

I like your studio...yes, you're an get to call it that!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

picciolo said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for showing your workspace, it looks great!
: )

PatriciaMonkey said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday....i really enjoy your blog.

XUE said...

Your workspace is very organised! I'll hv to do looooads of sorting before I can post any pix of my workspace!

tatsuko said...

thanks everyone!